Open Fire Ban in Effect For Coastal Fire Centre

May 13, 2016

Effective at noon today, Category 2 open fires [PDF - 155 KB] will be prohibited in most areas of the Coastal Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 21, 2016, or until the public is otherwise notified.

Specifically, this prohibition applies to:

  • the burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide
  • the burning of stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres
  • the use of fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, or burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description. The use of binary exploding targets (e.g., for rifle target practice)

This prohibition does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local authorities to see if there are any other fire restrictions in effect.